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Increase Your Testosterone Naturally

November 1, 2008
Monticello, Missouri
Dear John,

Canton 081018 small used 0811101Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone in both men and women. In women especially, its value is often overlooked. And while men have high amounts of it that contribute to facial hair, muscle building, and deep voices, as well as libido and sexual function. For women, testosterone creates a feeling of wellbeing, libido and helps diminish body fat while building muscle (and no, I'm not talking about those huge bodybuilders, just firm toned muscles).

Women and men are beginning to see the importance of replacing the declining levels of testosterone as they age, but its not necessary to get injections or patches just yet. Testosterone can be boosted naturally with grass-fed meats, a healthy diet, and a good exercise plan. It may be just what you need!

Says Sebastian Siegel: "I wouldn't take a cheap multi-vitamin because my body can't use it. I don't eat low quality, hard to digest, or highly processed foods and I don't eat protein from a can either. Instead I eat the highest quality source of muscle building protein available - steak from US WELLNESS MEATS. My body loves it. My frame packs on lean muscle no matter how hard I train and my testosterone levels are great. Plus, it tastes better than any other steak and is delivered to my doorstep. Beyond organic, grass-fed, all natural steak is the difference in quality that makes the difference in me."

Please note turkey selections in the re-stocked section below.  More birds will be available on November 17.  We currently have 72 birds in stock as of Sunday morning. The heirloom heritage turkeys are a real treat judging from feed back in past years.

Tuesday is Election Day. Don't forget to  vote for the candidate of your choice. Our forefathers shed a great deal of blood to afford the present generation the ability to cast their ballots in a democracy.  Please, exercise your right to vote!

Warmest regards,

John, Lee Ann, Megan, Mckenzie and Tressa on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats.    

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In This Issue

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The 8 red letters (in sequence)  are in the extended articles in this issue and will spell out a string that can be used in the 'promo code' area when you are placing your order. The letters will begin within Catherine Ebeling article after you open the complete article. Remaining clues might be in subsequent sections of the newsletter.

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The Washington Post

A recent study by Italian researchers may add new meaning to those heart-shaped boxes of chocolates that are a favorite of Valentine sweethearts. Eating small amounts of dark chocolate every day can reduce the inflammation that leads to heart disease, according to the study, which was published in the September issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Researchers at Catholic University in Campobasso, Italy, and the National Cancer Institute of Milan found that people who eat dark chocolate regularly have lower levels of C-reactive protein in their blood, an indication of low levels of inflammation.
But just how much dark chocolate can you get away with eating? Only about 0.23 ounces per day - or one typical-sized Hershey bar over the course of six days. And sorry, milk chocolate lovers, only dark chocolate appears to have these heart healthy benefits.
Eat In > Election Night Menu, an Exercise in Political Correctness

You've decided to host an at-home Election Night party over Tuesday's stressful shindig at your favorite political party's headquarters so you can sweat, cheer, curse or cry while watching election returns with intimate friends of similar political persuasion.
What to serve? Political correctness aside, you could settle on nuts as the appetizer, bologna sandwiches for dinner and Ding Dongs for dessert. Therein -- given the present economic climate -- is the perfect menu for Election Night.

Or, if you strive to be politically correct -- and who doesn't in this age of flubs, excuses, exaggerations and downright lies? -- you could build a menu around the candidates' favorite foods.
In politically correct alphabetical order, we know that:

John McCain favors baby-back ribs with his own dry rub, prepared on a gas grill at his Arizona home. Other favorites: Shrimp, enchiladas, pizza topped with pepperoni and onions, and doughnuts.

Barack Obama prefers his family's chili recipe. "If you make it right, it's just got the right amount of bite, the right amount of oomph in it and it will clear your sinuses," he said on ABC's "Good Morning America." When he's not fist-bumpin', making amends to Hillary or eating Italian at Spiaggia with wife Michelle, Obama also loves pumpkin pie, shrimp and grits and pizza from Hyde Park's Italian Fiesta Pizzeria.

Sarah Palin counts moose stew, moose burgers and Alaskan seafood (you betcha) as her faves.

Joe Biden likes to cook pasta and enjoys homemade pot pie.

Or, if you're willing to overlook Recipe Gate, which reared its ugly head early on in this campaign, you could feature the combatants' own recipes (Obama's chili, McCain's dry rub, Palin's moose stew).

Source: MSNBC online, October 2, 2008.
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Deena Kastor
On The Come Back Trail Near Santa Monica

Deena Kastor is healing rapidly with the heart and style of a champion after sustaining a broken foot in the women's marathon in Beijing on August 17th. 

Deena reports she still has lofty goals in the running business and has wasted little time in getting back into shape.  Upper body weight lifting commenced several weeks after the injury. 

Currently, Deena can walk pain free and is waiting for permission to begin cardio conditioning.

Just being able to dawn a pair of shoes in week seven was a significant victory. One up over the week six ability to independently wiggle toes on the injured foot. 

Underwater treadmill training is the first step back into cardio training. 

Deena attended the Chicago Marathon and participated in the lead car of the race start.  Plans are underway to attend the New York Marathon on November 2.

If all goes well, Deena is anticipating to be in shape for a 2009 spring marathon. 

One of Deena's favorite running trails in the early stages of her career was in the Santa Monica hills.  Recently it was ravaged by fire.  Deena commented fires are  always followed by a flourish of mountain flowers and new long term growth. 

Like the Santa Monica Hills, Deena Kastor will rise again and bring new inspiration to the running community on the path to gold in London 2012.

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by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN


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Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testes, ovaries, and adrenal glands. As we age, testosterone production slows down and the body has a decrease in the amount of free testosterone that is available in the bloodstream. The normal level of testosterone in your bloodstream is between 350 and 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl). Like hair, those quantities silently start to wane around age 40. You lose about 1 percent a year -- a harmless decline in the short term, but a cause of obesity, brittle bones, muscle loss and impotence in men, and loss of libido in women, by the time you reach your 60s -- if you live that long. Testosterone levels in the low range (a blood serum score below 350 ng/dl) may increase your chances of dying of a heart attack.

It's not just an old man's problem, either. Men in their 30s and 40s also fall prey to low testosterone counts. It's a disorder called hypogonadism, and it can be caused by an undescended testicle, a testicular injury, a pituitary gland disorder or even prescription drugs. It usually goes undiagnosed until a man hits his doctor with a telltale complaint: "I can't get an erection."

"If you have reduced levels of sexual desire, have your testosterone level checked immediately," says Dr. Allen Seftel, a urologist at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland. "For men and women with borderline testosterone scores, I advise them to try to raise their levels through exercise and weight loss before going on testosterone therapy," says Dr. Goldberg. And it might pay to start young. "Since your testosterone declines at a steady rate, it's conceivable that raising your hormone levels naturally in your 20s and 30s could help you maintain higher levels later on," he says. Either way, the reward can be a stronger physique and better bedroom sessions than you'd otherwise deserve.

Testosterone is very important to a woman, too. Women produce increased amounts of this hormone in puberty, because testosterone is the precursor to estrogen. Without testosterone, there would be no "woman." Testosterone in women increases the libido, clear thinking, and overall feelings of wellbeing. As a woman approaches menopause, more effects from testosterone deficiency begin to become apparent.

The ovaries produce the majority of testosterone and estrogens. With the cessation of 80% of hormonal production, a perimenopausal woman suffers from estrogen, progesterone and testosterone deficiency. And, the replacement of estrogen alone will not correct an absent sex drive, loss of muscle tone and general lack of mental get-up-and-go.

In both men and women as they age, the ability to produce testosterone declines. This decrease in testosterone production is sometimes referred to as andropause or 'male menopause.' These reduced levels of testosterone can cause a variety of problems including the inability to maintain all of your muscle mass. If testosterone levels fall below the normal range some typical symptoms may include:
    sexual dysfunction
    lack of energy
    irritability and mood swings
    loss of strength or muscle mass
    increased body fat
    hot flashes

Dr. Al Sears
Hidden Power of Blueberries
Author of The Doctor's Heart Cure

Did you know that one of life's essential building blocks causes cataracts, arthritis . . . even cancer and heart disease?

Not only that - it actually accelerates the aging process. Yet without it, you'd be dead within minutes.

The Jekyll-and-Hyde substance I'm talking about is . . . oxygen. It's so basic to life, how could it possibly cause such life-threatening health problems?

Simple. In the wrong place at the wrong time, oxygen can actually do the body great harm. This happens through a process called "oxidation."

As oxygen makes its way through the body, many of its molecules lose an electron, making them chemically unstable. These ions or "free radicals" are highly reactive. This means that they'll "steal" an electron from another cellular molecule to replace the one they've lost.

The problem is, when free radicals take away that electron, they leave damaged molecules and cells in their wake. Cells that fall victim to these acts of theft can literally become "mutants," because free radical damage has altered their DNA. The result? A host of health problems, from arthritis and cancer to heart disease.

As you get older, your body's ability to fight off free radicals decreases, accelerating their deadly effects. Fortunately, there are plenty of weapons readily available to fight oxidation. They're called "anti-oxidants." (I'm sure you've heard of them.) They lend free radicals the extra ion they're missing, leaving healthy molecules intact.

A new study revealed that one particular anti-oxidant can actually prevent colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the US. And the source of this powerful weapon is . . . the humble blueberry.

Scientists from Rutgers University and the US Department of Agriculture took 18 rats with colon cancer and fed them a balanced diet. But only half of them were given a compound called "pterostilbene," a substance found in blueberries.

After 8 weeks, the rats fed pterostilbene had 57% fewer pre-cancerous colon lesions. They found that the compound also inhibited certain genes involved in inflammation. 

So try to make them a staple of your diet as well. As with all foods, try to find organic berries if you can. Of course, organic blueberries are the best way to go.

1. Nanjoo Suh et al, "Pterostilbene, an Active Constituent of Blueberries, Suppresses Aberrant Crypt Foci Formation in the Azoxymethane-Induced Colon Carcinogenesis Model in Rats," Clinical Cancer Research, 13(2007): 350-355.

Author of The Doctor's Heart Cure

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Shane Ellison M.S.,  The People's Chemist


By Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison 2008

Whether it's simple forgetfulness or the all-out scourge of Alzheimer's, the loss of mental acuity as we age ruins quality of life. To the surprise of most, studies show that this decline can be slowed or even prevented with the energizing combo of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR).  

In addition to boosting ATP within the brain, ALCAR increases neurotransmitters like acetylcholine while protecting neurons from oxidative stress. This makes the ALA/ALCAR combo a potent weapon against Alzheimer's induced memory loss. In fact, I'd choose it over the commonly used medications, which are known technically as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEs).

Little is known about what causes Alzheimer's, but all sufferers appear to have low levels of acetylcholine. Using AChEs, the drug industry attempts to increase this essential brain chemical by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine within the brain. Theoretically, this would enhance or preserve memory. But if there is little or no acetylcholine to preserve, the drugs are useless. Perhaps that is why they have only marginal benefits - benefits that do not outweigh their immense risks.

Believe it or not, AChEs are synthetic copycats of naturally occurring poisons and venoms! Their use is rationalized by the "a lot kills, a little cures" mentality. But evidence doesn't support this. Research consistently shows users to suffer short-term side effects, including diarrhea, anorexia, vomiting, and tremors. Long-term side effects include kidney damage and even cancer.

Where these drugs fail, the energizing ALA/ALCAR combo succeeds.

Once ingested, both ALA and ALCAR pass the blood-brain barrier to nourish brain cells, thereby helping them manufacture more acetylcholine - to preserve and restore life's most precious memories as we age.

Pure forms of ALA and ALCAR can be purchased from Wal-Mart for about $15 per month. About 200 mg of ALA with 2 to 3 grams of ALCAR daily have proven wildly effective.

[Ed. Note: Alzheimer's is a legitimate concern. But if you take a few simple measures, you can protect your health and live a longer, more satisfying life.

Most people are confused about whether those prescription drugs or supplements they're taking are REALLY good for their health. Author and organic chemist Shane Ellison can help you clear up your confusion with his Foundational Health Education program. Learn more here.]

[Ed. Note: Protecting your health for the long run doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. In fact, you can stay healthy and live a longer, more satisfying life just by taking a few simple measures.

Want to learn more insider health secrets from an ex-drug chemist? Want to be energized while boosting lean sexy muscle at any age - without hard-core willpower? Shane Ellison has been a featured expert and author for the world's most popular health and fitness magazines, including OnFitness and Women's Health. A pharmaceutical insider, his Foundational Health Education program serves as the no-BS, practical guide to living young naturally without dangerous, prescription drugs!]

About the Author:

Ellison's entire career has been dedicated to the study of molecules; how they give life and how they take from it. He was a two-time recipient of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant for his research in biochemistry and physiology. He is a best selling author, holds a master's degree in organic chemistry and has first-hand experience in drug design.  Use his knowledge and insight to look and feel your best in 90 days with his free education series at

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Eric Seranno
Dr. Serrano,
I have been eating grass-fed beef as well as pork, bacon and chicken for almost a year, all of which I purchase from U.S. Wellness Meats.  I just recently (maybe the last 6 months) switched to saturated fats such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil, etc.  I have had a high cholesterol problem for quite a number of years and currently am on a statin.  I also take fish oil and CO-Q10.  Back in March my cholesterol was 192, LDL was 130 and HDL was 47.
Now in September, I had another blood test and my cholesterol went up to 249, LDL was 171 and my HDL was 58.  To what would I attribute the high HDL and the rise in my total cholesterol and LDL?  Do you think there is too much saturated fat in some of the beef and pork?  I have been purchasing the 75% ground beef.
I will appreciate your input.  Thank you for your attention.



Dear G.K.:

Yes, some of it might be due to what you are eating but you didn't tell me what your age is or how active you are. Because your cholesterol went up doesn't mean you have to worry about it because high cholesterol is not bad, high triglycerides are, and you didn't tell me what your triglycerides are.
In addition because I don't know your age I suspect maybe some hormonal changes because cholesterol might go up if you need to produce more hormones because cholesterol is the building block of all the steroid hormones.

I would like to know if you are still on your statin drug and how much palm oil you are taking.

G.K., if I were you, I would increase my monounsaturated fats, take away the oil above, continue the coconut oil, the beef, reduce the pork and start chromium pycolinate 400 mcgs per day, and then repeat your test in 4 weeks.

Eric Serrano


This is a friendly reminder to email health and wellness questions to the email address below for Dr. Eric Serrano M.D. question and answer series. Please place Dr. Serrano's name in the subject line for quicker processing.

Answers will appear in future issues of the Newsletter and News Alert. Your full name will not be displayed.

Dr. Serrano has been so kind to offer his expertise to literally any question related to health and wellness involving grass-fed meats.

Dr. Serrano has a wealth of knowledge from both his farm background, 15 years of clinical experience and an award winning professor at Ohio State Medical School. Dr. Serrano has an outstanding family practice on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio and works with a select group of professional athletes.

Dr. Eric Serrano M.D.
475 North Hill Road
Pickerington, OH  43147-1157

Dr. Serrano M.D. with advanced degrees in nutrition, kinesiology and wellness.


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Good Morning!

We recently returned from a trip to Argentina.  We had been hearing about how great their grass-fed steaks are.

They were good, but yours are better.

Keep up the good work,

E. F.
Crockett, Texas

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Election Night 3 Alarm Chili
bowl of chili

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cans hot chili beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 2 tsp hot sauce (of your choice)
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup or small can of diced jalepeno

  • Brown beef in pan with salt, pepper, onions and garlic
  • Add in other ingredients, simmer on low heat for 1-2 hours or in crock pot. Serve with grated cheese, avocado, and diced onion.

We welcome your favorite recipes, cooking ideas and suggestions. Please email to: or

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Do not forget to take advantage of the 40 pound $25 discount by ordering 40 pound combinations of beef, lamb, pork, butter, goat, shrimp, bison, condiments, honey, rabbit, single item chicken selections, snack foods, pet food, and raw cheese.

This is our way of saying thank you for purchasing in volume. This can be any combination of products totaling 40 pounds and does not have to be specific to any category. Each 40 pound interval will yield the discount. For example, 80 pounds of product will yield a $50 discount and a 120 pound purchase will yield a $75 discount.


Our new format enacted in April 2005 requires a $75 minimum purchase and a 7 pound minimum combined purchase of beef, lamb, pork, nutraceuticals, gourmet rabbit, soap, organic shrimp, grass-fed goat, grass-fed bison, raw cheese, single piece poultry, and butter.

The issue is the bulk chicken and ten pound cheese bundles originate from separate cold storage centers where those products are produced. It is not efficient to ship one package of beef as a stand alone item when the balance of the order originates 400 miles away.

The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if you are under the 7 pound limit for a combination of beef, lamb, pork, raw cheese, butter, goat, shrimp, soap and single honey bottle purchases. Red font will appear under the shopping cart if you are under the minimum price or pound requirements.


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